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Friday, December 11, 2015

Alexander Dairy Farm ~ Fairfield, VA

Local Dairy Farms Are Fading Away

“Growing up on a dairy farm, 
you certainly learn discipline and
a commitment to purpose."

~Mike Johanns

On my way to Fairfield Elementary School and the quilting shop, I pass this big dairy farm. I have been meaning to take some photos of it, but only this day all the planets were in line. There was no proper place to park and I was across the 4-lane highway from the farm, so I pulled off onto the shoulder and walked first to the median and then across to the farm to get these shots. It was a state road so the cars were going relatively slowly. I was very, very careful. I promise. BUT, I was scared to death the cops were gonna ticket me because I was just about 5 lengths back from a red hydrant and barely off the road.














21 comments:

  1. It's a lovely area. You've got some great photos Genie. Have a great weekend :)

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  2. You took some great photos. I am always stopping in strange places to take photos! Glad to hear someone else is too!

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  3. Hello Genie, I am glad to know I am not the only one that do strange things just to snap some photos! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  4. Beautiful post!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. You little devil... taunting the police. ʕʘ̅͜ʘ̅ʔ

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  6. A lovely setting for the farm.

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  7. So nice to see the surroundings with the typical shaped silos.

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  8. Hello, pretty images of this historical farm. I am glad you were safe while taking these photos. I love the farmland, barns and the cows. The home is lovely. Great post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Great photos! (I did a double take when I read Fairfield, but I knew from the description it couldn't be Connecticut, and was curious to find out which place it was.) Beautiful scenery!

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  10. I love the cattle! I don't often see the black and white critters here. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Good for you! Risking life and limb for your art and I appreciate the effort you went too! I love dairy farms and cows and the farm buildings with green tin roofs are great!

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  12. Great photos, and worth the risk!
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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  13. I would love to see this place for myself...enjoyed seeing it through your pictures.

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  14. Genie, I've felt your pain many times. I've seen something that I wanted to photograph and there no where to pull over. Thanks for sharing these Cherry Grove Estates barns and be careful photographing the next barns.

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  15. I guess you were lucky no cops were around. ") Actually, a policeman did stop me once when I was taking photos of a red-tailed hawk...but he was kind enough to only give me a warning. I think your photos are worth the risk. ;)

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  16. a cool sight. All cows are on the ground :)

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  17. It's a beautiful farm! Makes me long for Virginia!!!

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  18. Beautiful dairy farm ... They are SO much work! We had friends who owned a small one... Bill occasionally helped out during his summers off.... He said he had huge respect for all dairy farmers after that. But due to that hard work it is probably no surprise there are fewer and fewer family owned ones.

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